Tableau Course

Tableau Course Overview

Tableau is a powerful and fastest growing data visualization tool used in the Business Intelligence Industry. It helps in simplifying raw data into the very easily understandable format. Data analysis is very fast with Tableau and the visualizations created are in the form of dashboards and worksheets.

Tableau is one of the fastest evolving Business Intelligence (BI) and data visualization tool. It is very fast to deploy, easy to learn and very intuitive to use for a customer. Here is a learning path to all those people who are new to Tableau

Tableau is to connect and extract the data stored in various places. It can pull data from any platform. When Tableau is launched, ready data connectors are available which allow you to connect to any database. The data extracted can be connected live to the Tableau data engine, Tableau Desktop.

Anyone can take up the course who is interested in learning tableau. Even experienced professionals can learn and improve their career.

One should have database warehousing skills to take up the course like data extraction, data binding and more.

You get opportunities as data developer, data analyst in IT companies like dataminr, Trifacta, paxata, data robot and more. 

The main concepts covered in the course Introduction and Overview, Getting Started, Concepts and Options when Connecting to Data, Analysis, Analyzing, and Getting Started with Calculated Fields, Formatting, Building Interactive Dashboards, and Sharing Workbooks

Course Syllabus

Introduction and Overview.

  • Why Tableau? Why Visualization?
  • Level Setting Terminology
  • Getting Started creating some powerful visualizations quickly
  • The Tableau Product Line
  • Things you should know about Tableau

Getting Started

  • Connecting to Data and introduction to data source concepts
  • Working with data files versus database servers
  • Understanding the Tableau workspace
  • Dimensions and Measures
  • Using Show Me!
  • Tour of Shelves (How shelves and marks work)
  • Building Basic Views
  • Help Menu and Samples
  • Saving and Sharing your work

Concepts and Options when Connecting to Data

  • Joining multiple tables
  • Data Blending
  • Copy and Paste
  • Data Extracts
  • Custom SQL
  • Publishing and Re-using Data Connections
  • Understand how to deal with data changes in your data source such as field addition, deletion or name change
  • Re-using and sharing data connections the concept of meta data
  • Working with multiple connections in the same workbook


  • Creating Views Marks Size and Transparency
  • Highlighting Working with Dates Date aggregations and date parts
  • Discrete versus Continuous Dual Axis / Multiple Measures Combo Charts with different mark types Geographic Map
  • Page Trails
  • Heat Map
  • Density Chart
  • Scatter Plots
  • Pie Charts and Bar Charts
  • Small Multiples working with aggregate versus disaggregate data


  • Sorting & Grouping
  • Aliases
  • Filtering and Quick Filters
  • Cross-Tabs (Pivot Tables)
  • Totals and Subtotals
  • Drilling and Drill Through
  • Aggregation and Disaggregation
  • Percent of Total
  • Working with Statistics and Trend lines

Getting Started with Calculated Fields

  • Working with String Functions
  • Basic Arithmetic Calculations
  • Date Math
  • Working with Totals
  • Custom Aggregations
  • Logic Statements


  • Options in Formatting your Visualizations
  • Working with Labels and Annotations
  • Effective Use of Titles and Captions
  • Introduction to Visual Best Practices

Building Interactive Dashboards

  • Combining multiple visualizations into a dashboard
  • Making your worksheet interactive by using actions and filters
  • An Introduction to Best Practices in Visualization

Sharing Workbooks

  • Publish to Reader
  • Packaged Workbooks
  • Publish to Office
  • Publish to PDF
  • Publish to Tableau Server and Sharing over the Web